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Lynn Taylor

Book Artist – Dunedin

Dunedin artist Lynn Taylor (Dip Tch, BEd, BFA, MFA) is known for nautical and historically themed work with focus on mapping, memory and the poetics of place which transcribe into creating layered prints, surfaces and books. Lynn approaches her art practice with a variety of research methodologies and a ‘printmaker’s sensibility’, which includes discovering links between ideas and materiality, integrating different mediums and responding to unexpected results. 

Teaching/ arts facilitation forms a dual career path; from work in the Textiles and Printmaking Departments at the School of Art – Te Pūkenga, to undertaking contracts far and wide with art groups, communities and institutions.  In recent years she has worked with the Sandpit Collective as a Sci Art researcher, facilitating workshops where art is used as a platform to raise awareness about specific conservation challenges and act as an agent for change. She regularly undertakes invited funded artist residencies nationally and internationally including Otakou Press, Woosuk University and Newfoundland (2019), Quarantine Island (2020).

International exhibitions include showing in Australia, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Finland, Sweden, Scotland and America and she enjoys an ongoing connection with Scotland from The Westland Project and Sweden with Paradise Lost. Her work is frequently commissioned, held in both public and private collections and has received several scholarships and awards, the most recent being an Otago Polytechnic Distinguished Alumni Award. She enjoys being part of our national printmaking community through her Aotearoa NZ Print Council membership. 

For the collection The Beach – Paper, Books & Baskets, Lynn has created two stunning sets of artist books. These are in two different sizes and are limited editions. They feature an wonderous collection of found and created papers bound in map covered boards. They are specific to Taranaki and Opunake in particular with historic maps and diagrams that are a record of our landscape and our history. these are interwoven with beautiful printed, dyed, stencilled, cutout papers etc, etc. A true book for memories of a holiday here at The beach.

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